Re: 2.4.1ac13/14 problem

From: Anthony Fok (
Date: Thu Feb 15 2001 - 15:26:17 EST

On Thu, 15 Feb 2001, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Calibrating delay loop... 466.94 BogoMIPS
> > Memory: 62836k/65536k available (712k kernel code, 2312k reserved, 188k
> > data, 56k init, 0k highmem)
> > Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode...
> >
> > Here it freezes forever... My cpu:
> >
> > vendor_id : CyrixInstead
> Ok I've been trying to fix the Cyrix/cpuid problems and it appears I
> may have overdone it. I'll reread the code in detail.
> Alan

Hello Alan,

For your information, 2.4.1-ac12 works great on my Cyrix 6x86 P166+, and
it properly recognizes the CPU as i586 class.

I haven't tried 2.4.1-ac13 on that machine yet, but I did attempt to boot
2.4.1-ac13 on an Winchip-C6 machine. It froze at the same place, i.e.
"Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor
mode...". 2.4.1-ac12 works quite nicely on this machine, although I still
experience random crashes on this machine. (Don't know if it is the
kernel or hardware problem... I have been having troubles with this
computer with just about any kernels since 2.2.17...) One of these days,
when I have time, I'll post the Oops or the Bug.

Meanwhile, 2.4.x is rock solid on my Cyrix machine. :-)



Anthony Fok Tung-Ling                Civil and Environmental Engineering,    University of Alberta, Canada
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